Eminem Tells Republican Presidential Candidate to Stop Rapping His Music During Campaign
Eminem has a message for Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy: stop losing yourself in my music while campaigning for the 2024 election. The renowned rapper’s licenser, BMI, reached out to Ramaswamy, cautioning him against using Eminem’s lyrics during his bid for president.
The letter further stated, “BMI will consider any performance of the Eminem Works by the Vivek 2024 campaign from this date forward to be a material breach of the Agreement for which BMI reserves all rights and remedies with respect thereto.”
In August, Ramaswamy notably rapped “Lose Yourself” at the Iowa State Fair, which led to him receiving a cease-and-desist letter from both Eminem’s management and BMI on Aug. 23.
Ramaswamy Responds on Social Media
The Republican candidate took to social media to respond to the situation. “Will The REAL Slim Shady Please Stand Up? He didn’t just say what I think he did, did he?” Ramaswamy said.
In response to Eminem’s request, Ramaswamy’s fans posted videos of the candidate showcasing his rapping skills.
“I think we can all appreciate Eminem’s efforts to help get Vivek to stop rapping on the campaign trail,” former Trump lawyer Jenna Ellis quipped on social media.
Before becoming a wealthy biotech businessman and a Republican presidential candidate, Ramaswamy pursued a career as a rap artist during his time as an undergraduate at Harvard University. He went by the stage name “Da Vek.” Interestingly, the song “Lose Yourself” was released in 2002, just a year before Ramaswamy began his studies at Harvard.
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